A brick is a block or a single unit of a ceramic material used in masonry construction. Typically bricks are stacked together or laid as brickwork using various kinds of mortar to hold the bricks together and make a permanent structure. Bricks are typically produced in common or standard sizes in bulk quantities. They have been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history.

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  1. A hardened rectangular block of mud, clay etc., used for building.
    This wall is made of bricks.
  2. Considered collectively, as a building material.
    This house is made of brick.
  3. Something shaped like a brick.
    a plastic explosive brick
  4. A helpful and reliable person.
    Thanks for helping me wash the car. You're a brick.
  5. A shot which misses, particularly one which bounces directly out of the basket because of a too-flat trajectory, as if the ball were a heavier object.
    We can't win if we keep throwing up bricks from three-point land.
  6. A power brick; an external power supply consisting of a small box with an integral male power plug and an attached electric cord terminating in another power plug.
  7. An electronic device, especially a heavy box-shaped one, that has become non-functional or obsolete.
  8. a carton of 500 rimfire cartridges, which forms the approximate size and shape of a brick.
  9. A community card (usually the turn or the river) which does not improve a player's hand.


  1. To build with bricks.
  2. To make into bricks.
  3. To hit someone using a brick.
  4. To make an electronic device nonfunctional and usually beyond repair, essentially making it no more useful than a brick.
    My VCR was bricked during the lightning storm.


  1. Made of brick(s).
    All that was left after the fire was the brick chimney.

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